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Book Trivia: Literature Questions and Answers

Literature Trivia Questions and Answers by Kidzable

Ultimate Book trivia with over 100 literature trivia questions and answers. Test your knowledge about the authors of books,  when were the books written or guess quotes from different literature.

Literature trivia about protagonists from the books and more.

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  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Perfume” (Das Parfüm)?

    • Answer: Patrick Süßkind
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Island of the Day Before”?

    • Answer: Umberto Eco
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Foucault’s Pendulum”?

    • Answer: Umberto Eco
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”?

    • Answer: Douglas [Noel] Adams
  • Question of

    Who wrote “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish”?

    • Answer: Douglas [Noel] Adams
  • Question of

    Who invented Dirk Gently?

    • Answer: Douglas [Noel] Adams
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Girlfriend in a Coma”?

    • Answer: Douglas Coupland
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Generation X”?

    • Answer: Douglas Coupland
  • Question of

    Which Italian author wrote “The Name of the Rose”?

    • Answer: Umberto Eco
  • Question of

    Who wrote “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”?

    • Answer: James Joyce
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Ada, or Ardor”?

    • Answer: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The World According to Garp”?

    • Answer: John Irving
  • Question of

    What’s the name of the author of fantasy novel “The Last Unicorn”, which has also been made to a feature length animation movie?

    • Answer: Peter [S.] Beagle
  • Question of

    Schmendrick the Wizard is trying to control magic in which fantasy novel?

    • Answer: The Last Unicorn
  • Question of

    Who’s the heroic, albeit amateur wizard in “The Last Unicorn”?

    • Answer: Schmendrick [The Wizard]
  • Question of

    “Unicorn. Old French, unicorne. Latin, unicornis. Literally, one-horned: unus, one, and cornu, a horn.” is a quote from which book?

    • Answer: The Last Unicorn
  • Question of

    Mabruk and King Haggard are characters of which fantasy novel?

    • Answer: The Last Unicorn
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Ulysses”?

    • Answer: James Joyce
  • Question of

    Who’s the author of robot biography “Roderick” and “Roderick at Random”?

    • Answer: John Sladek
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Catcher in the Rye”?

    • Answer: J.D. Salinger
  • Question of

    Holden Caulfield is a character from which novel?

    • Answer: The Catcher in the Rye
  • Question of

    Which famous nihilist philosopher wrote “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”?

    • Answer: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Hackers”?

    • Answer: Steven Levy
  • Question of

    “The Heart of Gold” is a space ship appearing in which novel?

    • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Question of

    Zaphod Beeblebrox appears in which book?

    • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Question of

    Ford Prefect is an intergalactic reporter for which publication?

    • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Question of

    “Catch-22” is a novel by whom?

    • Answer: Joseph Heller
  • Question of

    Who’s the author of “On the Road”?

    • Answer: Jack Kerouac
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Subterraneans”?

    • Answer: Jack Kerouac
  • Question of

    Which wrote “Faust”?

    • Answer: [Johann Wolfgang Von] Goethe
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Sorrows of Young Werther” (“Die Leiden des jungen Werthers”)?

    • Answer: [Johann Wolfgang Von] Goethe
  • Question of

    Carl Bernstein and who made the Watergate scandal public and wrote “All the President’s Men”?

    • Answer: Bob Woodward
  • Question of

    Bob Woodward and who made the Watergate scandal public and wrote “All the President’s Men”?

    • Answer: Carl Bernstein
  • Question of

    Which Scientific American author is best-known for his mathematical puzzles and diversions?

    • Answer: Martin Gardner
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Psychology of Computer Programming”?

    • Answer: Gerald [M.] Weinberg
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Magic Mountain” (“Der Zauberberg”)?

    • Answer: Thomas Mann
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family”?

    • Answer: Thomas Mann
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Lolita”?

    • Answer: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Question of

    Which popular cartoonist wrote “Dilbert Future”?

    • Answer: Scott Adams
  • Question of

    Dolores Haze is a character from which novel?

    • Answer: Lolita
  • Question of

    Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is the main-character in which novel?

    • Answer: The Perfume
  • Question of

    Who is the protagonist in Thomas Mann’s “Der Zauberberg”/”The Magic Mountain”?

    • Answer: Hans Castorp
  • Question of

    In which year was J. D. Salinger, author of “Catcher in the Rye”, born?

    • Answer: 1919
  • Question of

    Who wrote the play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

    • Answer: Edward Albee
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Death of a Salesman”?

    • Answer: Arthur Miller
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Romeo and Juliet”?

    • Answer: William Shakespeare
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Pygmalion”?

    • Answer: George Bernard Shaw
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Waiting for Godot”?

    • Answer: Samuel Beckett
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Much Ado About Nothing”?

    • Answer: William Shakespeare
  • Question of

    Who wrote “3 Tall Women”?

    • Answer: Edward Albee
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Great Gatsby”?

    • Answer: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Question of

    Who wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

    • Answer: Harper Lee
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Time Machine”?

    • Answer: H. G. Wells
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Brave New World”?

    • Answer: Aldous Huxley
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Color Purple”?

    • Answer: Alice Walker
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Martian Chronicles”?

    • Answer: Ray Bradbury
  • Question of

    Who wrote sci-fi epos “Foundation”?

    • Answer: Isaac Asimov
  • Question of

    Who wrote “1984”?

    • Answer: George Orwell
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Lord of the Rings”?

    • Answer: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Question of

    Who wrote “A Brief History of Time”?

    • Answer: Stephen Hawking
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Universe in a Nutshell”?

    • Answer: Stephen Hawking
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Lord of the Flies”?

    • Answer: William Gerald Golding
  • Question of

    Which novel by George Orwell has been made into an animated movies, starring animals?

    • Answer: Animal Farm
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Oliver Twist”?

    • Answer: Charles Dickens
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”?

    • Answer: Mark Twain
  • Question of

    Who’s the author of “Treasure Island”?

    • Answer: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Question of

    Who’s the author of “Robinson Crusoe”?

    • Answer: Daniel Defoe
  • Question of

    Who wrote “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”?

    • Answer: Jules Verne
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Journey to the Center of the Earth”?

    • Answer: Jules Verne
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Idiot”?

    • Answer: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Brothers Karamazov”?

    • Answer: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Question of

    Book “Les Liaisons dangereuses” is from which year?

    • Answer: 1782
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Madame Bovary”?

    • Answer: Gustave Flaubert
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Steppenwolf”?

    • Answer: Hermann Hesse
  • Question of

    When was Camus’ “The Stranger” written?

    • Answer: 1946
  • Question of

    Who’s the author of “The Stranger”?

    • Answer: Albert Camus
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Old Man and the Sea”?

    • Answer: Ernest Hemingway
  • Question of

    Who wrote “For Whom the Bell Tolls”?

    • Answer: Ernest Hemingway
  • Question of

    Who wrote “A Farewell to Arms”?

    • Answer: Ernest Hemingway
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Sun Also Rises”?

    • Answer: Ernest Hemingway
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Islands in the Stream”?

    • Answer: Ernest Hemingway
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Of Mice and Men”?

    • Answer: John Steinbeck
  • Question of

    Who wrote “A Tale of Two Cities”?

    • Answer: Charles Dickens
  • Question of

    Who’s Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous character?

    • Answer: Sherlock Holmes
  • Question of

    Who created Sherlock Holmes?

    • Answer: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Question of

    Who created Miss Marple?

    • Answer: Agatha Christie
  • Question of

    Who wrote “South by Java Head”?

    • Answer: Alistair MacLean
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Mystery of the Banshee Towers”?

    • Answer: Enid Blyton
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Five Go To Mystery Moor”?

    • Answer: Enid Blyton
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Clue of the Old Album”?

    • Answer: Carolyn Keene
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Shore Road Mystery”?

    • Answer: Franklin W. Dixon
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Second Foundation”?

    • Answer: Isaac Asimov
  • Question of

    Who wrote “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”?

    • Answer: Ken Kesey
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Double Deal”?

    • Answer: Frederick Forsyth
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Seventh Secret”?

    • Answer: Irving Wallace
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Bourne Identity”?

    • Answer: Robert Ludlum
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Honour Among Thieves”?

    • Answer: Jeffrey Archer
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Vicar of Wakefield”?

    • Answer: Oliver Goldsmith
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Love Story”?

    • Answer: Erich Segal
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Jaws”?

    • Answer: Peter Benchley
  • Question of

    Who’s the author of “The Godfather”?

    • Answer: Mario Puzo
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Fist of God”?

    • Answer: Frederick Forsyth
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Eye of the Needle”?

    • Answer: Ken Follett
  • Question of

    Who wrote “Kim”?

    • Answer: Rudyard Kipling
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The Odessa File”?

    • Answer: Frederick Forsyth

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